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MEEA Releases Lights for Learning® Implementation RFP; Proposals Due 3/19/14

MEEA is currently soliciting proposals from interested organizations qualified to implement our Lights for Learning® K-12 education and fundraising program. We strongly encourage MEEA members and board members to submit proposals. Potential bidders should download the full RFP online and contact as soon as possible to be added to the Bidder List and receive all updates.

About Lights for Learning®:
Lights for Learning® (L4L) is a K-12 education and fundraiser program provided to schools and related organizations across Illinois. L4L grows student interest in energy-efficiency, stimulates awareness of energy conservation methods and educates students to become the next generation of environmentally aware citizens.

This unique school-oriented fundraiser raises money through the sale of energy efficient CFLs, LEDs and other efficient products, rather than selling traditional school fundraising products. Through the L4L fundraiser, schools and organizations receive 50% of the profit from sales as well as additional prizes for exemplary sales achievements. L4L provides a valuable platform for educating students, teachers, and families on energy efficiency. Program presenters are available for informative and interactive presentations at participating schools, illustrating the tangible benefits of adopting energy-efficient products and simple energy-saving behaviors.

Important Dates:
RFP Issued: February 19, 2014
Questions Due: March 5, 2014
Answers to Questions Posted Online: March 10, 2014
Proposals Due to MEEA: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 (5:00 PM CST)
Interviews: March 31 – April 4, 2014
Anticipated Notification of Winning Bid: Week of April 14, 2014
Anticipated Contractor Start Date: Week of April 28, 2014
Anticipated Duration of Contract: One year, renewable at MEEA’s discretion [up to three (3) years]

*MEEA reserves the right to adjust dates if necessary and will communicate changes to potential bidders who have registered and been added to the Bidder List.

Contact Information:
All inquiries, comments and proposals should be directed to